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One Arrow, One Life: Intention and Goals

One Arrow, One Life: Intention and Goals

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that its going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.” Unknown   An aspect of mindfulness is to set your intention. When you’re a fast-acting multitasker, your mind can become invaded by the thoughts and responsibilities you’re trying to keep track of. While these goals are important to keep organized, you can deal with the onslaught of to-dos by zoning in on a point of focus. Do this by setting your intention each morning and staying mindful of what matters most that day. For more: see setting your intention. UpRight Movement helps to support the positive practice of  Your “INTENTION”, with its newest Intention handout. Improve your Mindset and make progress toward your goals by leveraging UpRight Movement Principles. Aid your Recovery, Health and manage Stress so you can feel better, move better, and perform better! The Pillars of long lasting change are: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. For further assistance see UpRight Movement’s Regeneration Guidelines.   Click Here For:...
Movement Signature Testing: Performance + Restorative Training

Movement Signature Testing: Performance + Restorative Training

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Sir Isaac Newton   Minimize Injuries, Maximize Performance Intelligent software seeking out marginal gains: Those one percent differentiators that will take you from good to great.   The primary limiters of human physical movement and performance is our biological state and how well we interact with the ground and gravity. Our ability to function and perform is limited by how well we can recover from a multitude of seen and unseen stressors, in addition to managing ground reaction forces that move up the body and cause injury problems. At Upright movement, we have previously addressed these limits with our Regeneration Guidelines, Daily Regeneration Monitor, Daily Readiness Manager, Daily Readiness Index and Standards. We feel that UpRight Movement has a responsibility to you and thus we are constantly evolving to be better, so that you’re better, and able to pass that “better” along to others in your life. We’re excited to announce the addition of the MICROGATE System to the arsenal of tools we use to help you mitigate these limits, improving your resilience and helping you to feel, move, and perform better in life. Using an infared LED field, and accelerometer, gyroscopic, and magenetometer sensors, we are able to gather objective, science-based data on your movement patterns, force generation, and kinesiologic performance. All theses variables create a unique Movement Signature. Our performance specialists can use this data on your own personal signature to provide clear, objective, measurable-data-based insight into individuals’ performance potential, allowing a more direct path toward developing their resilience, and in the event of misfortune, providing objective benchmarks during...
Master the Essentials: 4 Sources of Athletes’ Reduced Risk For Injury

Master the Essentials: 4 Sources of Athletes’ Reduced Risk For Injury

“From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth.” Jacques-Yves Cousteau   Injury/Pain is not the enemy it is a signal from your body that requires responsibility.   To reduce your risk of injuries a proactive approach is fundamental, involving a practice that places an emphasis on the four UpRight Movement Principles of: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. Here’s how to protect your investment in yourself by maximizing four of the leading sources of success.   1. Restorative Sleep: Wake and sleep with nature’s rhythms of light and dark. Expose yourself to fresh air and natural sunlight daily. Avoid caffeine after 12 PM. Avoid alcohol and try to minimize consumption of grains, sugars, and artificial sweeteners close to bedtime. Start winding down 2 hours before bedtime and dim the lights in the house, (incl. TV and Computers). Make bedroom dark and cool. Rest when tired, and sleep deeply by 10 PM for 8-10 hours. 2. Restorative Nutrition: Hydrate your body with quality water- approximately .5 – 1 oz. per pound of body weight. Minimize your intake of other beverages like sodas, energy drinks, fruit juices, teas, coffees, and alcohol. Limit your intake of processed-grains, sugar, artificial sweeteners, nicotine and/or narcotics. Nourish your body with quality, fresh, nutritious whole food that is optimal for your genetic needs and health. Eat breakfast soon after awakening. Chew your food thoroughly, enjoy and be grateful for your food, which supports your life. Eat regularly, avoid eating when overly hungry, and eat slowly until satisfied. 3. Durability: Develop Quality Symmetrical Mobility, Balanced Posture, Motor Control, Postural Control, Efficient Movement Pattern Skills, Optimal Strength...
Nutrition: Fuel For It

Nutrition: Fuel For It

“Food is far more than fuel; it’s a language that programs every function of your cells.” Catherine Shanahan, MD, Deep Nutrition   Due to UpRight Movement’s dedication to providing you with “best in practice” services we are now referring clients to Origins Nutrition (Nutrition Services) if we feel they could benefit from nutrition counseling in their wellness program. To help fulfill our shared vision and sense of responsibility to upgrade lives, we offer 10 – 20% savings on our services when...
Practicing Awareness: Body Scan

Practicing Awareness: Body Scan

“Without loving-kindness, staying in pain is just warfare.” Pema Chödrön   Being mindful is to have a conscious awareness of the present moment; to allow the full experience of humanness to occur- allowing thoughts, feelings, sensations, whatever shows up to simply exist. The conscious mind is our objective or thinking mind, however the subconscious mind stores and retrieves everything that has ever happened to us and controls 90% of our lives. The practice of being present provides access to the subconscious mind and Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), which contains an enormous amount of knowledge, memories, wisdom and recovery processes that we are likely underutilizing. One of the primary ways to access the subconscious mind is meditation. It can simply be a period of awareness where you stop everything you’re doing and simply pause to notice what shows up in stillness and silence. The Body Scan is one practice that can help you to begin to manage your subconscious mind. Find a quiet, comfortable place to lie down or sit. Put aside anywhere from 5-45 minutes for the scan. The time you allot will affect how slowly or quickly you move from one area of your body to another. UpRight Movement helps to support the positive management of  Your “BODY SCAN”, with its newest Body Scan handout. Improve your Mindset and make progress toward your goals by leveraging UpRight Movement Principles. Aid your Recovery, Health and manage Stress so you can feel better, move better, and perform better! The Pillars of long lasting change are: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. For further assistance see UpRight Movement’s Regeneration Guidelines.   Click...
When Hungry, Eat. When Thirsty, Drink. When Tired, Sleep.

When Hungry, Eat. When Thirsty, Drink. When Tired, Sleep.

“Look to the season when choosing your cure.“ Hippocrates   All of the natural world lives and thrives with cyclical rhythms. As the sun shines upon one horizon, the moon beams upon another; one offers a time for more movement and the other for more rest. The seasonal rhythms of Spring and Summer have more temperate weather and longer days that support new life and increased activity, while the shorter days of Fall and cold Winter temperatures offer opportunities for restoration and regeneration. Often the period between October and April marks the cold and flu season across the Northern hemisphere. Perhaps a few reasons that can leave us more vulnerable to illness are: Decreased outdoor exposure of light and air Increased indoor exposure to people who have the cold/flu Increased Holiday Stress Increased Sugar and Alcohol consumption With these added holiday-season stressors, it may be even more important during this time of the year to balance your life and support your health and fitness. Consider the upcoming change of seasons as an opportunity to pay attention to how your body feels and practice balance. This might include more cheer, rest, sound nourishing food, appropriate restorative movement; and perhaps less guilt, food deprivation, and excessive workouts. The Pillars of long lasting change are: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. You can power your recovery, health and performance with UpRight Movement’s support and its Regeneration...